Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Physics of bubbles could explain language patterns
Posted on July 24, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Language patterns could be predicted by simple laws of physics, a new study has found. […]

Turbulence in planetary cores excited by tides
Posted on July 24, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Veritable shields against high-energy particles, planets' magnetic fields are produced by iron […]

Engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave based information processing technology
Posted on July 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Conventional electronic devices make use of semiconductor circuits and they transmit information by […]

Creating the largest neutrino detectors in the world
Posted on July 22, 2017 at 8:40 am

A new era in neutrino physics in the United States is underway, and UW–Madison's Physical […]